IBM engineer designs and hand-builds affordable tube audio gear

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Tavish Design's Vintage 6SL7 phono preamplifier brings out the best in the sound of the Audiophiliac's LPs.

Scott Reynolds founded Tavish Design in 2011 to follow his bliss. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, works for IBM, and authored over 30 patents. He may be a whiz with digital tech, but when it comes to listening to music Reynolds prefers the sound of tube electronics over solid-state and LPs over digital. That's why he designed a tube phono preamplifier first for his home system, then he made a few more for friends, and that eventually led to going into business. He now offers a range of affordable (by audiophile standards) tube electronics. Reynolds and his son hand-craft Tavish Design components in Amawalk, New York.

I met Reynolds at a friend's home a few months ago and expressed an interest in reviewing his newest design, the Vintage 6SL7 phono preamplifier. It's compatible with .....

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